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Samuel H. Fisher III

Education

Ph.D., 1989, Political Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

M.A., 1983, Political Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

B.A., 1977, Political Science, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

Academic Employment Experience

1997 – Present: Associate Professor, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.

2002 – Present: Graduate Coordinator, Masters of Public Administration, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.

1992 – 1997: Director, University of South Alabama Polling Group.

1989 – 1997: Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.

1987 – 1989: Instructor, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.

Journal Articles

Fisher III, Samuel H. and Rebekah Herrick. Forthcoming. Old versus New: The Comparative Efficiency of Mail and Internet Surveys of State Legislators. State Politics & Policy Quarterly.

Dempsey, J. V., Fisher, S.F., Wright, D.E., & Anderton, E.K. 2008. Training and support, obstacles, and library impacts on eLearning activites. College Student Journal. 42: 630-636.

Cotter, Patrick R., Samuel H. Fisher III, and Patrick Fuller. 2003. Alabama: Maturing Party Competition. American Review of Politics 24: 21-34.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and Rebekah Herrick. 2002. Whistle While You Work: Job Satisfaction and Retirement from the House. Legislative Studies Quarterly 27: 445-457.

Dempsey, John V., Samuel H. Fisher III, and Judith B. Hale. 1998. Quantitative Graphical Display Use in a Southern U.S. School System. Research in the Schools 5: 33-42.

Fisher III, Samuel H., John V. Dempsey, and Robert Marousky. 1997. Data Visualization: Preference and Use of Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Graphs. Social Science Computer Review 15: 256-263.

Bowers, Jr., David. A. and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1997. Caught Up in the Web: Political Scientists’ Use of the Internet. Social Science Computer Review15: 421-426.

Emig, Arthur G., Michael B. Hesse, and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1996. Black-White Differences in Political Efficacy. Urban Affairs Review 32: 264-276.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and Richard Vengroff. 1995. The 1994 Quebec Provincial Elections: Party Realignment, Independence Referendum, or More of the Same. Quebec Studies 20: 1-19.

Cohen, Jeffrey, Gregory Brunk, and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1990. Norms of Professional Behavior in a Non-Professional Legislature. International Social Science Review , 65 (1): 33-44.

Books and Book Chapters

Herrick, Rebekah and Samuel H. Fisher III. 2007. Representing America: The Citizen and Professional Legislator in the House of Representatives. Lexington Books: Lanham, MD.

Cotter, Patrick R. and Samuel H. Fisher III. 2004. A Growing Divide: Issue Opinions of Southern Party Activists. In John A. Clark and Charles L. Prysby, eds. Southern Political Party Activists: Patterns of Conflict and Change, 1991-2001. University of Kentucky Press: Lexington, KY.

Patrick, Barbara A., Steven D. Schaffer, Patrick R. Cotter, and Samuel H. Fisher III. 2004. Mass-Elite Linkages and Partisan Change in the South. In John A. Clark and Charles L. Prysby, eds. Southern Political Party Activists: Patterns of Conflict and Change, 1991-2001. University of Kentucky Press: Lexington, KY.

Fisher, Samuel H. 2000. Las elecciones legislativas de 1994 en Estados Unidos: un resurgimiento del partidarismo? In Barbara A. Driscoll, Silvia Nuñez Garcia, and Julian Castro Rea, eds., Los Procesos Electorales en America del Norte en 1994 . Mexico City: Centro de Investigaciones Sobre America del Norte, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

Stovall, James Glen, Patrick R. Cotter, and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1997. Alabama Political Almanac, 2d ed. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Cotter, Patrick R., Samuel H. Fisher III, and Felita Williams. 1997. Changes in the Composition of Political Activists, 1952-1993. In Studies in Southern Parties and Elections , edited by Robert P. Steed, Laurence W. Moreland, and Tod A. Baker. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Cotter, Patrick R., James Glen Stovall, and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1995. Alabama Political Almanac 1995 . 1995. Southern Opinion Research, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Cotter, Patrick R., James Glen Stovall, and Samuel H. Fisher III. Disconnected: Public Opinion and Politics in Alabama . 1994. Vision Press, Northport, AL.

Book Reviews

Review of Constructing Public Opinion by Justin Lewis. In Perspective 30 (Summer) 2001: 169-170.

Review of Political Judgment: Structure and Process edited by Milton Lodge and Kathleen M. McGraw. In Perspective 25 (Fall) 1996: 226.

Review of Candidates, Congress, and the American Democracy by Linda L. Fowler. In Perspective 24 (Summer) 1995: 167.

Review of The Political Mobilization of Religious Beliefs by Ted G. Jelen. In Perspective 21 (Summer) 1992: 158.

Review of The New American Political System edited by Anthony King. In Perspective 20 (Summer) 1991: 160.

Review of Splitting the Middle: Political Alienation, Acquiescence, and Activism Among America’s Middle Layers by Cedric Herring. In Perspective 20 (Winter)1991: 26.

Review of Religion and Political Behavior in the United States edited by Ted G. Jelen. In Perspective 19 (Winter) 1990: 12.

Review of Far Left of Center by Harvey Klehr. In Perspective 18 (Winter)1989: 41.

Paper Presentations

Fisher III, Samuel H. and Rebekah Herrick. 2009. “Old versus New: The Comparative Efficiency of Mail and Internet Surveys.” American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada.

Fisher III, Samuel H. 2008. “Religion and Public Opinion in Canada.” Association of Canadian Studies in the United States. St. Louis, MO. (poster session)

Fisher III, Samuel H. 2006. “Surrogate Representation.” Presented at the Southwestern Political Science Association Meeting, San Antonio. Texas.

Fisher III, Samuel H. 2005. “Moore May Be Less: The Aftermath of Judge Roy Moore’s Removal.” Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and Rebekah L. Herrick. 2004. “Citizen Legislators and Professional Legislators: A Comparison of Effectiveness.” Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dempsey, John V., Samuel H. Fisher, Brenda C. Litchfield, Dawn Wright, and Betsy Anderton. 2003. “A Survey of Online Learning Activities at a Southern US University.” Second International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education (m-ICTE 2003), Badajoz, Spain.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and Rebekah L. Herrick. 2003. “Citizen v. Professional Legislators: Representation in the U.S. House of Representatives.” American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and Rebekah L. Herrick. 2003. “Citizen Legislators in the Modern U.S. House of Representatives.” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Cotter, Patrick, Samuel H. Fisher III, and Patrick Fuller. 2002. “Political Issue Opinions among Southern Party Activists: 2001 and 1991.” Southern Political Science Association, Savannah, Georgia.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and Rebekah L. Herrick. 2002. “Job Satisfaction and Legislative Productivity in the House of Representatives.” Southwestern Social Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cotter, Patrick, Samuel H. Fisher III, and Patrick Fuller. 2002. “Grassroots Party Activists in Alabama, 2001.” Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, Charleston, South Carolina.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and Rebekah L. Herrick. 2001. “Whistle While You Work: Job Satisfaction and Retirement from the House.” Southwestern Social Science Association, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Fisher III, Samuel H. 1999. “Alabama’s 1998 Gubernatorial Election.” American Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georiga.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and James A. Woods. 1999. “Changing Coalitions: Group Politics v. the Party.” Southwestern Social Science Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and James A. Woods. 1998. “Identity and Political Participation.” American Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Woods, James A., Robert G. Moore, and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1998. “The ‘Angry White Male’ and the Southern Gender Gap.” Southwestern Social Science Association, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Fisher III, Samuel H. 1997. “Trust in Government and Campaign Spending in Congressional Elections.” Southwestern Social Science Association, New Orleans, Lousiana.

Bowers, Jr., David A. and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1996. “Coming Home: Home Pages and Political Science.” American Political Science Association, San Francisco, California.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and James A. Woods. 1996. “Emergence of the Angry White Male?” Southwestern Social Science Association, Houston, Texas.

Fisher III, Samuel H. 1995. “The 1994 U.S. Legislative Elections: A Resurgence of Partisanship?” Los Proceros Electorales en Mexico-Estados Unidos-Canda. 1994: Evaluacion y Perspectivas. Mexico City, Mexico.

Vengroff, Richard and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1994. “The 1994 Quebec Provincial Elections: Party Realignment, Independence Referendum, or More of the Same.” Association of Quebec Studies, Washington, D.C.

Fisher III, Samuel H. 1994. “Public Opinion and Interest Group Participation in State Politics.” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Ill.

Dempsey, John V., Samuel H. Fisher III, and Robert Marouski. 1994. “Preference and Use of Information in Instructional Graphs.” National Consortium for Instruction and Cognition, New Orleans, LA.

Cotter, Patrick R., Samuel H. Fisher III, and Felita Williams. 1994. “Changes in the Composition of Political Activists, 1952-1993.” Citadel Symposium Southern Politics, Charleston, S.C.

Nicholls, Keith and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1992. “Voting Rights, Vote Dilution, and Proportional Representation: The Legacy of Mobile v. Bolden.” American Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Fisher III, Samuel H. 1991. “Interest Groups and State Parties: Who Represents the People.” Southern Political Science Association Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

Woods, James R. and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1990. ” Ideological Sophistication and Candidate Evaluation: The 1988 National Election.” Southern Political Science Association Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Fisher III, Samuel H. and James R. Woods. 1989. “Ideological Sophistication and Choice of Presidential and Congressional Candidates.” Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Fisher III, Samuel H. 1988. “Interest Groups in a Weak Party State.” Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, Charleston, South Carolina.

Fisher III, Samuel H. 1986. “Friends and Neighbors Voting in Alabama: The Gubernatorial Primary, 1982.” Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, Charleston, South Carolina.

Demack, Gary and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1985. “Political Culture in the United States.” Southwestern Social Science Meeting, Houston, Texas.

Fisher III, Samuel H. 1984. “Protestant Fundamentalist Attitudes Toward American Political Leaders and Institutions.” Southwestern Social Science Association Meeting, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Demack, Gary, Samuel H. Fisher III, and Subha Ramadhuran. 1983. “Race, Money, and White Public School Utilization: An Analysis with Public Policy Implications.” Southern Political Science Association Meeting, Birmingham, Alabama.

Cohen, Jeffrey and Samuel H. Fisher III. 1982. “The Dynamics of Support for the Conservative Coalition in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1961-1978.” Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, Charleston, South Carolina.

Other Publications

Public Opinion and Interest Group Participation in State Politics in Selected Bibliography on the State Legislature as an Institution, Maryland Department of Legislative Service, 1994: 260-275.

Alabama. 1990. In the state and local supplement to The American Democracy by Thomas E. Patterson, 23. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.
Technical Reports

Quality of Life Study of Mobile, Alabama. 1991. Report to the City of Mobile.

A Survey of 1985 Graduates of the College of Commerce and Business Administration. August 1986. Co-author, Capstone Poll, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Citizens’ Attitudes about Banking in Demopolis. August 1986. Co-author, Capstone Poll, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Older Alabamians’ Views of Health and Hospital Services. December 1985. Co-author, Capstone Poll, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Magazine and Newspaper Articles

A Survey of Alabama Lawyers: 1986, The Alabama Lawyer 48 (3), 1987: 160-172. Co-author.

Series of weekly articles on opinion polls conducted by the USA Polling Group: August 1992 – January 1993 Mobile-Press Register.

Courses Currently Taught

Introduction to U.S. Government

Research Methods (undergraduate research methods class)

Religion and Politics

Legislative Process in the United States

Peoples and Nations: Canada

Intergovernmental Relations (graduate)

Research Design and Analysis (graduate)

Quantitative Methods (graduate)

Professional Organizations

American Council for Quebec Studies – Treasurer 20012/2013

American Political Science Association

Southwestern Political Science Association – Vice President and Chair-Elect 2012

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